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May 7, 2014

Philosopher Calls for End to Animal Experimentation (and more): Is there a “reasonable” conception of animal rights?

by J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, MA, PhD

According to Christine Korsgaard, one of the leading moral philosophers in the Western world and Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, the answer is yes.…

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July 24, 2014 1:18 pm

Study: Dogs Experience Jealousy Emotion Too

old adage dogs are a man’s best friend may be truer than once thought, especially from the pooch’s perspective. In the first experimental test s of its kind, it was discovered that dogs experience jealousy just as humans do.

March 21, 2014 2:47 pm

Ocean Conservation Group: 20 Percent of All Captured Fish is Trashed

Oceana is the largest international organization that focuses solely on ocean conservation. Their latest report reveals sobering news about commercial fishing in the United States.

February 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Crazy ants take on fire ants and win

Crazy enough to use their own venom to detoxify that of a fire ant.

January 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Mass Slaughter of Vulnerable Shark Species in China, Wildlife Group Says

A “shark slaughterhouse” of vulnerable species, including the whale shark, was operating in China.

January 21, 2014 1:06 pm

Group: Japan's Dolphin Roundup Biggest In 4 Years

Japanese fishermen have finished killing about 40 dolphins targeted for their meat as part of a larger group trapped recently in what activists say was the biggest roundup they have witnessed in the last four annual hunts.

January 17, 2014 2:21 pm

Federal budget expected to end plans for U.S. horse slaughter plants

The nascent domestic horse slaughter business was dealt another blow after the latest Congressional spending bill cleared the Senate and House without providing funding for meat plant inspectors.

January 16, 2014 6:42 pm

Mom: Officer shot kittens in front of my kids

The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants Humane Officer Barry Accorti fired for allegedly shooting five kittens in a home’s back yard on Monday.

January 13, 2014 6:34 pm

DNA Discovery Reveals Surprising Dolphin Origins

Mating between two distinct dolphin species created the clymene dolphin, a genetics study shows.

October 24, 2013 6:52 pm

Dolphin Slaughter Fueled by Illegal Shark Trade

Dolphins in Peru are having their lives cut short as fishermen take to the seas, illegally harpooning and killing the animals in order to harvest their skin for shark bait.

October 14, 2013 2:45 pm

The ethics of animal tests: inside the lab where marmosets are given Parkinson's

As a national debate is launched on animal research, Robin McKie meets the London scientists whose work goes to the heart of an ethical controversy.

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